10 Deer Confirmed As Chronic Wasting Disease Positive; 3 Additional Deer Test As Preliminary Positive

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Ten deer in Fayette and Hardeman counties have been confirmed as positive with chronic wasting disease (CWD). The deer preliminarily tested positive late last week.

In addition, three more deer have tested preliminarily positive this week from the same counties.

The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission is having a special called meeting on Thursday, Dec. 20 specifically to discuss and consider regulatory changes in Hardeman and Fayette counties as a result of CWD being confirmed there.

The TWRA enacted its CWD Response Plan last week following the first preliminary positive detection of CWD. The response plan involves a coordinated effort between TWRA, Tennessee Department of Agriculture, and other partners.

The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. in the main conference room of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency headquarters building located in the Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville.


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Outdoors

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Cleveland State Community College was honored with 2018 Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. “Tree Campuses and their students set examples for not only their student bodies but the surrounding communities showcasing how trees create a healthier environment,” said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day ... (click for more)

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Breaking News

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Opinion

Keep The Electoral College

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Thank You, Senator Alexander, For Protecting Our Health

The American Lung Association in Tennessee is grateful to Senator Alexander for opposing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to weaken the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. Mercury causes permanent damage to the brains of babies and unborn children, leading to developmental delays, learning disabilities and birth defects. Power plants also emit more than 80 other ... (click for more)